occlusal path

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oc·clu·sal path

1. a gliding occlusal contact;
2. the path of movement of an occlusal surface.

oc·clu·sal pat·tern

(ŏ-klūzăl patĕrn)
1. Gliding occlusal contact of mandibular teeth against a reference surface attached to maxillary teeth.
2. Recording of movement of occlusal surfaces.
Synonym(s): occlusal path.